History of Medicine Welcomes Dr. Wayne Soon
The History of Medicine is pleased to announce Wayne Soon, PhD as an associate professor in the Department of Surgery. Dr. Soon received a doctorate in history from Princeton University and previously taught at Earlham College and Vassar College.
Dr. Soon is a historian of medicine and modern China and Taiwan. An expert in Asian disease, he is interested in how international practices of medicine, institutional building, and diaspora have shaped Chinese East Asia's interaction with its people and the world in the twentieth century.
Dr. Soon is a frequent contributor to The Diplomat, a Washington D.C.-based current affairs magazine. He has also published scholarly articles in the Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Twentieth Century China, American Journal of Chinese Studies, and East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal.
His current research projects centers around the history of health insurance and medical practices in postwar China and Taiwan and the transpacific history of SARS and COVID-19. He is also the editor for a forthcoming special issue in the East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal entitled "Biogeopolitics of Health Insurance in East and Southeast Asia.”
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Soon to the Department of Surgery!